Types of tickets for Machu Picchu

Currently, the Peruvian authorities have arranged four types of entrance tickets to Machu Picchu: the ‘Machupicchu Only’ ticket, the ‘Machupicchu with Huayna Picchu’ ticket, the ‘Machupicchu with Mountain ‘ and the ticket ‘Machupicchu with Huchuy Picchu’. All these tickets allow the tour of the Inca archaeological site as well as the classic postcard photos with the wonder of the world in the background. Some allow additional adventures to the surrounding mountains.

Machu Picchu
Machu Picchu the wonder of the world

The ticket ‘Machupicchu Only’

  • This ticket is the most used by tourists.
  • Allows you to make the circuit through the archaeological site. It also allows you to take the classic postcard photos from the ‘Guardian’s House’ sector.
  • The circuit allows you to appreciate constructions such as: the House of the Guardian, the Temple of the Sun, the Sacred Square, the Temple of the 3 Windows, the Intihuatana, the Sacred Rock, the Temple of the Condor, the Water Fountains and the Mirrors of Water.
  • The entrance has an availability of approximately 3 thousand people per day.
  • The ticket offers up to 9 available times. All schedules allow a maximum of 4 hours from the time of admission.
  • The ticket offers the option of taking a short hiking route to the Intipunku (the Gate of the Sun), in the highest part of the Inca city. It also allows you to take a short walk to the Inca Bridge, on the edge of the citadel.
  • Entrance is allowed to people of all ages.
  • It is recommended to make the purchase 3 or 4 weeks in advance.

These are their hours:

  • Group 1 – Admission is from 6 in the morning.
  • Group 2 – Admission is from 7 in the morning.
  • Group 3 – Admission is from 8 in the morning.
  • Group 4 – Admission is from 9 in the morning.
  • Group 5 – Admission is from 10 in the morning.
  • Group 6 – Admission is from 11 in the morning.
  • Group 7 – Admission is from noon.
  • Group 8 – Admission is from 1 in the afternoon.
  • Group 9 – Admission is from 2 in the afternoon.

The ticket ‘Machupicchu with Huayna Picchu’

  • This ticket is the most requested by tourists who want to add a dose of adventure to the visit to Machu Picchu.
  • Allows you to make the circuit through the archaeological site of Machu Picchu. It also allows you to hike to the top of the Huayna Picchu mountain.
  • The circuit of this ticket allows you to appreciate constructions such as: the Sacred Rock, the Temple of the Condor, the Temple of the Sun, the Water Fountains, the Water Mirrors and the Temple of the 3 Windows.
  • The entrance has an availability of 200 people per day. These people enter divided into 4 different schedules. From the moment of entry, visitors can stay a maximum of 6 hours.
  • This ticket allows the option to take the trek to the Temple of the Moon, also called the Great Cavern. This walk takes approximately 2 additional hours.
  • The entrance to the Huayna Picchu mountain is allowed to people over 12 years old.
  • It is recommended to make the purchase online 3 or 4 months in advance.

These are their hours:

  • Group 1 – The entrance to Machupicchu is from 6 in the morning. / The entrance to Huayna Picchu is from 7 to 8 in the morning.
  • Group 2 – The entrance to Machupicchu is from 7 in the morning. / The entrance to Huayna Picchu is from 8 to 9 in the morning.
  • Group 3 – The entrance to Machupicchu is from 8 in the morning. / The entrance to Huayna Picchu is from 9 to 10 in the morning.
  • Group 4 – The entrance to Machupicchu is from 9 in the morning. / The entrance to Huayna Picchu is from 10 to 11 in the morning.

The ticket ‘Machupicchu with Mountain’

  • This ticket is an adventurous alternative for tourists who did not get their ticket to the Huayna Picchu mountain.
  • This ticket allows you to make the circuit through the archaeological site of Machu Picchu. It also offers the opportunity to hike to the top of the Machu Picchu mountain, the highest in the entire place.
  • This circuit includes a visit to constructions such as: the House of the Guardian, the Temple of the Sun, the Sacred Square, the Temple of the 3 Windows, the Intihuatana, the Sacred Rock, the Temple of the Condor, the Water Fountains and the Water Mirrors.
  • It is the only ticket that allows you to leave and re-enter Machu Picchu once.
  • The entrance has an availability of 800 visitors per day. Visitors enter divided into 2 different schedules. From the moment of entry, tourists can stay up to 7 hours in the place.
  • Access to the Machu Picchu mountain is allowed to people of all ages. That is why it is recommended for the whole family.
  • It is advisable to make the purchase online 3 or 4 weeks in advance.

These are their hours:

  • Group 1 – The entrance to Machupicchu is from 6 in the morning. / The entrance to the mountain is from 7 to 8 in the morning.
  • Group 2 – The entrance to Machupicchu is from 7 in the morning. / The entrance to the mountain is from 8 to 9 in the morning.

The ticket ‘Machupicchu with Huchuy Picchu’

  • This ticket has been recently created by the authorities of Machu Picchu.
  • Allows you to make the circuit through the archaeological site. Also make the trek to the recently inaugurated route to the Huchuy Picchu mountain.
  • The circuit allows you to appreciate constructions such as: the Sacred Rock, the Temple of the Condor, the Temple of the Sun, the Water Fountains, the Water Mirrors and the Temple of the 3 Windows.
  • The entrance has an availability for 200 tourists per day.
  • The ticket offers up to 9 available times. All times allow a maximum of 4 hours from the time of entry.
  • The Huchuy Picchu is located on a small slope of the Huayna Picchu mountain. The walk there takes approximately 1 hour.
  • The ticket is allowed to people of all ages.
  • It is recommended to make the purchase 3 or 4 weeks in advance.

These are their hours:

  • Group 1 – The entrance to Machupicchu is from 6 in the morning. / The entrance to the mountain is from 7 to 8 in the morning.
  • Group 2 – The entrance to Machupicchu is from 7 in the morning. / The entrance to the mountain is from 8 to 9 in the morning.
  • Group 3 – The entrance to Machupicchu is from 8 in the morning. / The entrance to the mountain is from 9 to 10 in the morning.
  • Group 4 – The entrance to Machupicchu is from 9 in the morning. / The entrance to the mountain is from 10 to 11 in the morning.
  • Group 5 – The entrance to Machupicchu is from 10 in the morning. / The entrance to the mountain is from 11 in the morning until noon.
  • Group 6 – The entrance to Machupicchu is from 11 in the morning. / The entrance to the mountain is from noon to 1 in the afternoon.
  • Group 7 – The entrance to Machupicchu is from noon. / The entrance to the mountain is from 1 to 2 in the afternoon.
  • Group 8 – The entrance to Machupicchu is from 1 in the afternoon. / The entrance to the mountain is from 2 to 3 in the afternoon.

Questions and answers about the types of tickets

  • 1) What is the most recommended ticket to Machu Picchu?
    Most tourists make their visit with the ‘Machupicchu Only’ ticket. If you are looking to add adventure to your visit, you can choose the ‘Machupicchu with Huayna Picchu’ ticket.
  • 2) What is the best time for me?
    Most tourists choose to visit Machu Picchu in the morning (from 6 am). The advantage of this schedule is that it allows you to see buildings open only at that time (such as the Intihuatana or the Temple of the Condor). The disadvantage is that there is a lot of crowding of visitors.If you are looking for a more leisurely and free tour, it is convenient to choose a schedule in the afternoon (from noon).
  • 3) Should tickets be shown in print or by cell phone?
    Currently the entrance to Machu Picchu must be shown printed. You can print the tickets as many times as you think necessary.
  • 4) Do the tickets include tour guide service?
    No, tickets do not include this service. At the entrance gate to Machu Picchu you can get the tour guide service for an additional cost.
  • 5) Do tickets include restrooms or storage?
    No, the tickets do not include these services. At the entrance gate of Machu Picchu you can get toilets or luggage storage for an extra cost.
  • 6) What type of ticket allows me to visit all of Machu Picchu?
    The ‘Machu Picchu Only’ ticket allows you to visit the entire archaeological site as well as the Intipunku and the Inca Bridge. However, this ticket does not allow you to visit the mountains: Huayna Picchu, Huchuy Picchu and Machupicchu mountain. To visit these mountains you must buy other different tickets. Therefore, there is no exclusive ticket to visit all of Machu Picchu.
  • 7) Do the tickets include admission to the Machu Picchu museum?
    No, currently the tickets to Machu Picchu do not allow you to visit the Manuel Chávez Ballón site museum. To visit the museum you must buy a different ticket for an additional cost.
  • 8) Is Huayna Picchu open all year?
    Yes, the Machu Picchu mountain remains open throughout the year.
  • 9) What entrance allows to enter the Intipunku?
    The Intipunku (Sun Gate) can be visited with the ‘Machupicchu Only’ ticket. This route is optional to the usual route through the Inca city. It takes 2 hours to go and return on foot.
  • 10) Which ticket allows you to enter the Inca Bridge?
    The Inca Bridge can be visited with the ‘Machupicchu Only’ ticket. The visit to this tourist attraction is optional to the usual route through the Inca city. It takes 1 hour round trip.

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